Friday 23 August 1974
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Paula Gaye Montgomery and Seth Binzer.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka.
In UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees was in the top 5 hits.
The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Autoverleih Pistulla.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Rebound.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 23 August 1974 ?
- Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
- Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
- Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
- RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
- Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
- Paula Gaye Montgomery: Cabot, Arkansas -- Miss America (Arkansas-3rd - 1996).
- Seth Binzer: aka Shifty Shellshock, American musician (Crazy Town).
- Pablo Montero: Pop Singer.
- Ray Park: Scottish actor.
- Mark Bellhorn: American baseball player.
- Christian Beranek: American graphic novelist and actor
- Benjamin Limo: Kenyan runner
- Konstantin Novoselov: Russian-English physicist and academic Nobel Prize laureate
- Shifty Shellshock: American singer-songwriter and actor (Crazy Town)
- Roberto Assagioli: Italian psychiatrist; founder of psychosynthesis, which included both psychoanalysis and the wisdom of spiritual traditions.
- John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in New York City
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul Anka - (You're) Having My Baby
- Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died
- Rufus - Tell Me Something Good
- Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love
- Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff
- ABBA - Waterloo
- Jim Stafford - Wildwood Weed
- Donny and Marie Osmond - I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You
- Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently
- Wet Willie - Keep On Smilin'
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